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Malaria, pneumonia tops hospital admissions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Malaria and pneumonia were the most common diseases for which children and adults seeking treatment in the 2018/19 financial year. This is according to the Annual Health Sector Performance report that was released on Wednesday. The report shows that 84 million people were outpatients …

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Uganda to deploy Ebola frontline workers at Tanzania border

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is going to deploy frontline health workers on the Uganda-Tanzania border crossing at Mutukula as a response measure for the ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This follows concerns from the World Health Organisation, about Tanzania’s obstinacy in investigating the …

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Health Ministry extends Ebola response plan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Health Ministry has extended Uganda’s Ebola response plan due to lack of funding. The Ebola response plan was supposed to end in September 2019, but has now been extended to the end of December 2019 due to lack of funds as the Ministry waits …

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Government sides with Finasi in Lubowa hospital saga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has said it is not worried about the scuffles between the Special Purpose Vehicle Finasi/ROKO as long as the construction of the International Specialized Hospital of Uganda is ongoing. Parliament early this year approved a loan guarantee of 1.4 trillion shillings to Finasi/ROKO, …

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Uganda needs UGX 64bn for Ebola management

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda needs 64 billion shillings for its Ebola preparedness and response plan. According to the plan, there is a decrease of 5 billion shillings from the original plan that was launched in August 2018 following an outbreak of Ebola in Butembo North Kivu located …

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Uganda receives 20 doses of Ebola drugs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Twenty doses of Ebola drugs have been imported into the country. The doses are being kept at standby treatment centre at Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital to cover the western part of the country in case of an outbreak and other doses are being …

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Health Ministry stops surveillance of all Ebola contacts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ministry of Health has declared Kasese district Ebola free and stopped following up on Ebola contacts there. No new Ebola case has been registered in the district since last month’s outbreak. Three people who had traveled to DRC to bury a relative entered Uganda …

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No Ebola in West Nile says Health Minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health Minister, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng says no ebola-related death has been registered in West Nile region’s Arua district. She however says Uganda has stepped up vigilance as the ebola virus disease spreads further in Democratic Republic of Congo. Arua district in Uganda shares a …

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41,500 TB infections not treated annually-Ministry of Health

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 40,000 Tuberculosis infections are not treated. This is according to a 2017 study carried out by the Health Ministry in partnership with World Health Organisation-WHO and Global Fund. Dr Stavia Turyahabwe, the programme manager of the National TB programme attributes the high number …

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